Friday, May 26, 2017

Otago Basketball Representation

Chris Kauapa and Duran Cooper (both Y9) have been selected for the Otago U15 Boys Basketball team.  They will hit the court in the upcoming Nationals tournament which will be held in Dunedin.  Well done boys!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Swim Team Hit The Pool

The SKC Swim team (Halalova Asi, Mannix Fraser, Charlie Gilbert, Flynn Mankelow, Mequa Smart and Jocelyn Fellowes) hit the pool in Dunedin last weekend at the Otago Secondary Schools Swimming Champs and came away with some great results!   There was a swag of top ten finishes from the whole team, with Mannix placing 1st in the Boys U14 200m Backstroke, 50m Backstroke and 200m Freestyle, while Charlie came 1st in the Boys U14 100m Freestyle and 200m Flystroke.  Well done everyone!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Epic Chess Battle

Chess club has started. On each Wednesday at lunchtime in Room 11 students can enjoy both social and competitive games. Arthur and Rogan Joe are pictured in an epic battle from today!

Firewood Sales For Basketball

The Top V Boys Basketball team took advantage of the fine weather over the weekend to get stuck into some wood chopping fundraising.  The wood has been very kindly donated by a Hampden resident and the boys are going to use the money raised to help fund SKC's representation at South Island and National Men's Basketball tournaments.  Keep an eye out for firewood sales!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

New Look Cross Country

The new look Cross Country had it's first outing today.  With a non-competitive course and a re-jigged competitive course there were plenty of House points up for grabs, bonus points for those who took on the challenge of the competitive track which ventured along the tree line behind the Hostel.  Congratulations to all those students who took part!
CLICK HERE to check out all the great photos taken by student photographers Emma-Kate Newlove and Brooke Clark, and Mrs Buckham!

Well Spoken At Performing Arts

Anna Craig (Y12) was one of the many performers who took to the Oamaru Opera House stage over the weekend as part of the Oamaru Performing Arts Competition. She was very pleased with her success, as the long list testifies to!  Well done Anna.

First place in:
Bible reading
Recitation non humorous
Prepared speech
Open test
Poem NZ author

Second place in:
Test 16 and under
Reading at sight 16 and under
Humorous item open
Humorous item 16 and under

Monday, May 22, 2017

U14.5 Rugby Win

A good win on Saturday for the Under 14.5s against Timaru Boys' Tigers 34 - 7. Well done boys! (1st XV and Colts not played due to road and weather conditions)

Friday, May 19, 2017

Principal's Comment

Kia ora Kevinians and Supporters of the College

As the trees on the Magee Lawn turn from amber to red, I am reminded of the words on the plaque at their base. They are a quote from Kevinian, Brother Don Murray.
It reads: "Pray Well, Play Well and Work Well". 
As we enter the winter sports and cultural season, it is timely to remind ourselves of our College focus, which is to create an environment that fosters a holistic, all round education equipping our students for a fruitful and fulfilled life. Don's words are a great summary of our mission.  I encourage our community to fully engage with the many opportunities in sport and culture that we provide as a College, so that we can develop the skills of tolerance, team work and integrity. As the season progresses, we aim to display our FIRE values on the field, court and stage by having teams who can lose with dignity, win with modesty and be noted for their fair play.

May God bless you
Paul Olsen, Principal

Bibbidi Bobbidi Ball Gowns

Drive To Survive

Year 12 students took part in the Drive To Survive programme which was held at the Waitaki Recreation Centre yesterday.  Drive To Survive is designed to raise road safety awareness in young drivers through a simulated crash scenario and three workshops (Modified Vehicles, Make a Difference and Speed and Environment). Key presenters came from Police, Fire and St John, and they were joined by an A&E nurse, a fatal crash survivor and the friend of someone who had died in a crash.  Our thanks go to Elton Crane, WDC Road Safety Coordinator, our local rescue services, and those who made time to present this important programme.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Art Folio Amnesty

There are a number of Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Art Folios from recent past pupils in the Art Room.  Unfortunately there is not the capacity to store them.  If any parents/past pupils think that you have a folio that you would like to keep, Mrs Plunkett will be in the Art Room during her Thursday tutorial sessions and will have them accessible for collection on:
THURSDAY 25 MAY, 6.30-8.30pm
THURSDAY 2 JUNE, 6.30-8.30pm 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Immortalising The Anzacs

Joseph Moffat, Dom Flannery, Eli Winders, Tama Wooldridge, Sebastian Russ, Jordan Kennedy, Chris Olsen -  some of the senior students on set for Friday night filming.
A number of our senior students had the chance to be part of a film project for an installation dedicated to the Anzacs, which will go on display at the new Sir John Monash Media Centre, near Villers-Bretonneux, in France.  Oamaru, and it's historic precinct in particular, is a popular choice for on location filming and to immortalise the ANZAC sacrifices is a unique opportunity.